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Things to do in Westport

There are so many things to do in and around Westport we can guarantee you will never get bored. A must while in Westport is to climb Croagh Patrick but there are loads of other things to do too, from fishing to golf, horse riding to cycling no matter what kind of activity you enjoy there is something for everyone. And afterward, why not relax and unwind in one of the numerous spas before hitting the town for some food and checking out the bars.

Year round, Westport has plenty to offer in and around the town with Music Festivals, Fishing Competitions, Adventure Racing and more. Check out our Events Guide to see what’s on while you are here.

Activities for the adventurous (and the rest of us)

As a base for adventure, Westport has no equal in the country. It’s fast becoming known as “The Adventure Capital of Ireland”.
Westport’s perfect position on the shores of Clew Bay makes it a dream for water sport enthusiasts. The sheer number of Blue Flag beaches around Clew Bay and beyond make finding the perfect spot a doodle. Surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, coasteering and RIB tours are all just minutes away from Westport.

Westport is an ideal family holiday destination. Whether you’re into the great outdoors, or prefer to stay warm and toasty inside, you’ll find plenty to choose from. Within easy reach of the town you’ll find a wealth of beautiful Blue Flag beaches, looped walks, The Great Western Greenway, horse riding and loads of places to visit. In the town itself there are a wide range of things to do, from the Pirate Adventure Park at Westport house, to the Skate Park and a number of playgrounds. Read more on fun for families here.

Activity Providers
Clew bay Bike HireClew Bay Bike Hire
+353 98 24 818
bikes4hireWestport Bikes 4 Hire
+353 86 088 0882
Westpor Golf ClubWestport Golf Club
+353 98 28 262
Westport HouseWestport House
+353 98 27 766


Land Based Activities

If you’re into adventure activities, but don’t want to get wet, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Westport. Suitable for all the family or just to have some fun with friends you will find it all here.

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Water Based Activities

Westport’s perfect position on the shores of Clew Bay makes it a dream for the water sport enthusiast. With a number of Blue Flag beaches to choose from, you’ll want to try them all.

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There are many fascinating places to visit in and around Westport. The mountains, beaches and woodlands are just part of the stunning natural beauty that greets visitors to the town.

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Family Fun

Westport is an ideal family holiday destination. Whether you’re into the great outdoors, or prefer to stay warm and toasty inside you’ll find plenty to choose from.

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Leisure Centres & Spa’s

Take time for you and pamper yourself at a one of Westport spas, offering visitors space, a calming atmosphere, professional service and high quality facilities.

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Walk through the doors of the scores of colourful shop fronts that bring Westport to life – and discover a world waiting to be explored. Shopping in Westport offers something that little bit different.

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Westport has a wide variety of parkland and links courses to suit every level, from professionals and keen enthusiasts to novices. Westport Golf Club, one of Ireland’s finest Championship Golf Courses, is just 5 minutes from the town centre.

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Day Trips

There are so many wonderful trip’s that you can take from Westport. You can spend the day climbing Croagh Patrick, cycling the Great Western Greenway, taking in the sights of Achill Island or sailing on Killary Harbour. You have loads to choose from.

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Of the many things to do in Mayo, walking is one of the most popular, and for good reason. The views you’ll get of the planned town and unspoilt countryside are breathtaking and unforgettable.

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